Golden voyage tour

Golden voyage tour

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Golden voyage tour

11 Days Starting and ending in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Visiting: Ulaanbaatar, Terelj, Baga Gazariin Chuluu, Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa), Yolin Am Ice Field, Khongoriin Els, Flaming Cliffs, Ongi Monastery, Erdene Zuu Monastery

Tour operator:

Nomadic of Blue Sky

Tour code:

0006

Recommended For:

18-30 somethings, 50 plus, Couples

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 12

Physical rating:

Medium, Low

Age range:

10-90

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat

Tour operated in:
English , French , German , Spanish
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Tour Overview

Through this trip you will be amazed by the Mongolian highlights, for exemple: Great gobi desert with colossal sand dune, and ice filled canyons. And then the vast steppes of central Mongolia which is the heartland, loaded with both historical sites and natural beauty, with plenty of place to horse trek in forested mountains.

Highlights

  • Exploring Great Gobi desert

  • Visiting real Nomad family

  • Visit Kharkhoring and Erdene zuu monastery where ancient capital of Mongolian empire was located

  • Riding camel and horse

  • Feel the emptiness steppe and true silence

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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Day 1 : Meeting Day
Location: Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar
Accommodation: Hostel, Ramada or Similiar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Our guide will meet you at the airport upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar city/capital of Mongolia/ and take you to the hotel you stay in. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. Prepare yourself; on the most days of this tour, we'll spend several hours on the road. Note: the camera with a full battery, torch, and other stuff/suitable clothing for horse/camel riding/.

Day 2 : Journey To Terelj National Park
Location: Terelj, Terelj, Terelj, Terelj
Accommodation: Homestay, Real nomad family
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the early morning our experienced driver and guide will pick you up from the hotel you stay. Then we will head to Terelj National Park located 75 km on the side, on the way you will explore Ovoo-the pile of sacred stones, according to the local legend, spirit of nature dwells in the heaped Rocks which was set for god of nature and blue sky. Terelj National Park is Mongolian's best known national park for good reason, it was created in 1965, popular among the Mongolians for its magnificent granite rocky hills, rock formation especially Turtle Rock and the green forests.On the way to park you will visit to The Biggest Equestrian Statue in the world /Chingis Khaan/, and Meditation Monastery. Stay overnight in nomadic family experiencing nomads' everyday life, milk production and livestock in the pasture.

Day 3 : Journey To Baga Gazriin Chuluu
Location: Baga Gazariin Chuluu, Baga Gazariin Chuluu, Baga Gazariin Chuluu, Baga Gazariin Chuluu
Accommodation: Camp, Baga gazriin chuluu
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you will start your wonderful trip in Mongolia, early in the morning we drive to South Gobi. First stop will be at Baga Gazriin Chuluu-located in Delgertsogt soum, Dundgovi province. Baga Gazriin Chuluu There will be seen a granite stone-mountains whose tallest one is elevated at 1768m above sea level. The landscape and rock formation are sacred to the locals. It's pretty spiritual place. In the n19th-century two important monks lived here, and they had left some script and drawing as mark of their passage. There have been a open theatre of national long song of Mongolia. There exists a rich family of plants many wild animals.

Day 4 : Journey To Tsagaan Suvarga
Location: Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa), Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa), Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa), Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa)
Accommodation: Camp, Ger camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After breakfast, we depart for the Tsagaan Suvarga /white Stupa / which is absolutely one of best sights in Mongolia.
Tsagaan Suvarga
Tsagaan Suvarga is located in Ulziit Soum, in the Dundgobi province. Tsagaan suvarga is the stunning and legendary cliffs formed by deposits of sediment from millions of years. This cliff indicates different times by its coloured layers containing 10 million years history. The stunning scenery makes awesome photos and chance to explore the area through the gorges and canyons. It makes you feel like you are in the time of Giant dinosaur.

Day 5 : Journey To Yol Valley
Location: Yolin Am Ice Field, Yolin Am Ice Field, Yolin Am Ice Field, Yolin Am Ice Field
Accommodation: Camp, Ger camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we've got another early start today leaving the Tsagaan suvarga. Yoliin Am is located 45km from the province of Dalanzadgad. Altitude is 2800m from sea level. This is one of the best places to encounter wild animals and wander through the majestic canyons. This is the deep and narrow canyon in the Gobi GurvanSaikhan /Gobi three beauty/mountains. In the narrowest valley is named after Lammergeyer, which is called Yol in Mongolian. The Lammergeyer is old-world Vulture. In there you can see 1-1.5m thick ice in the middle of gorges where it barely gets sunshine during summertime and the sky looks pretty narrow line between canyons.

Day 6 : Journey To Khongor Sand Dune
Location: Khongoriin Els, Khongoriin Els, Khongoriin Els, Khongoriin Els
Accommodation: Camp, Ger camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


This day we drive to Khongor sand dune. Khongor sand dune After having breakfast, we will be heading to the Khongor Sand Dunes-situated around 120 km from Yoliin Am. Often called as the singing dunes and surrounded with mountains. This grand sand dune stretches for 180km going from north-west to south-east. The most width part is 27km on the north-west section. The site is amazing. Khongor Sand Dunes are some of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia. Reaching to the top of sand hill will be exhausting and around 40 minutes to one hour. But the views of the desert from the sandy summit are breathtaking. The sand dunes are a great place for riding camel, so we take camel ride there. May stay overnight in the tent if weather is fine.



Day 7 : Journey To Bayan Zag
Location: Flaming Cliffs, Flaming Cliffs, Flaming Cliffs, Flaming Cliffs
Accommodation: Camp, Ger camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


This morning we head to Bayan zag /rich saxual/

Bayan zag

Bayanzag, which means ‘rich in saxaul shrubs’, is more commonly known as the ‘Flaming Cliffs’, a name penned by the palaeontologist Roy Chapman Andrews. First excavated in 1922, it is best-known worldwide for the number of dinosaur bones and eggs found in the area, which you can see in museums around the world. Even if you are not a ‘Dienophile’, the beauty of the surrounding landscape is a good reason to visit. It’s a classic desert of rock, red sands, scrub, sun and awesome emptiness. Bayanzag is around 90km from Dalanzadgad. Stay overnight may in the tent if the weather is fine.



Day 8 : Journey To Ongiin Khiid
Location: Ongi Monastery, Ongi Monastery, Ongi Monastery, Ongi Monastery
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Ger camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Journey to Ongi temple After breakfast we drive to the next destination which is the Saikhanovoo and Ongi temple in middle Gobi.

Ongi Monastery

This small mountainous area along the river /Ongiin gol/ which is the tenth longest river of Mongolia with an overall length of 435 km. This temple makes a pleasant place to break a trip after a long drive from Baynzag. OngiinKhiid is a sightworthy monastery on Ongiriver about 18 km from SaikhanOvoo. Formerly one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia, it was founded in 1660 and consisted of two temples complexes on the North and South of the OngiGolriver. The older southern complex consisted of various administrative buildings as well as 11 temples. The northern complex, built in the 18th century, consisted of 17 temples - among them one of the largest temples in all of Mongolia. The grounds housed also 4 Buddhist universities. It was completely destroyed in 1939 under Khorloogiin Choibalsan, the then president, and leader of the Communist Party of Mongolia. Over 200 monks were killed, and many surviving monks were imprisoned or forced to join the Communist-controlled army. Numerous ruins including a tall stupa can be seen on the river and on the surrounding hills. In the 1990s, it was decided to rebuild the monastery. At present (2011), 13 monks live in the monastery.

Day 9 : Journey To Karakorum & Erdene Zuu Monastery
Location: Erdene Zuu Monastery, Erdene Zuu Monastery, Erdene Zuu Monastery, Erdene Zuu Monastery
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Ger camp
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Our next destination is the Karakorum and Erdenezuu monastery. After brief stroll along the Ongi river, we'll head on to capital of the ancient Mongolian empire. /13-14th century/ Kharkhorin (Karakorum) In the mid-13th century, Karakorum was a happening place. Chinggis Khan established a supply base here and his son Ogedei ordered the construction of a proper capital, a decree that attracted traders, dignitaries and skilled workers from across Asia and even Europe. The good times lasted around 40 years until Kublai moved the capital to Khanbalik (later called Beijing), a decision that still incites resentment among some Mongolians. Following the move to Beijing and the subsequent collapse of the Mongol Empire, Karakorum was abandoned and then destroyed by vengeful Manchurian soldiers in 1388. Whatever was left of Karakorum was used to help build, in the 16th century, the enormous monastery, ErdeneZuu monastery, which itself was badly damaged during the Stalinist purges. The rather nondescript Soviet-built town of Kharkhorin was built a couple of kilometers away from ErdeneZuu monastery, and there is little of interest in the town itself.



Day 10 : Drive Back To Ulaanbaatar
Location: Ulaanbaatar
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Ramada or similiar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. All you have to do is to sit back, relax and enjoy your journey. This day is for return to homeland and shopping for cashmere and souvenirs.

Day 11 : Departure Day
Location: Chinggis Khaan International Airport, Chinggis Khaan International Airport
Meals Included: Breakfast


We will take you to the airport. Check your items when you're leaving the hotel. Good luck with your next trip.

What's Included

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

  • Accommodation

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Drinks with Meals

  • Entrance Fees

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals – Full Board

What's Not Included

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • Game Drives on Safari

  • International Travel

  • Local Taxes

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Train Tickets

Mode of Transport

4WD comfort minivan or jeep.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Allowed +12

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    Yes

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • What is the maximum group size?

    12

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes

  • Company Instant Book

    Yes

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

Reviews of this Operator

James  

Nomadic of Blue Sky /Mongolian travel agency/

17-Feb-2022

Mongolia was my dream, and it became a reality during last summer, I came back amazed by the beauty of the landscapes, by unexpected encounters the kindness and hospitality of the Mongols who without knowing us, invited us in their yurt to offer us some delicious salty tea or a party - and it was thanks to our guide, professionalism, sense of discovery and resourcefulness that we had a great time and have benefited from every moment. Our guide Bayaraa had planned everything: local and delicious food, accommodation with nomads or bivouac in landscapes of breathtaking beauty and all in good mood. I dream to go back because Mongolia is great and there is so much to discover. Long live Bayaraa and "Nomadic of Blue Sky" team.

Sheila  

Golden Voyage tour Mongolia

17-Feb-2022

This trip was AMAZING! Our guide, Tuvshuu, was extremely knowledgeable, fun, friendly, and helpful. He even arranged vegan meals for me at each of our stops - from ger camps to hotels, to restaurants along the way. (The food was fabulous!) Our driver, Buugi, was also excellent. Some of the terrain was pretty rough and Buugi got us safely and comfortably through, even through a freak snowstorm! I’m a solo female traveller, as was the other woman on this tour, and I’ve honestly never felt more safe and well-cared for than I did with Nomadic of Blue Sky. Mongolia is unbelievably gorgeous. Breathtakingly beautiful. Absolutely my favorite place of the 17 countries I visited in my 6 month tour of Asia. You will love Mongolia and you will love Nomadic of Blue Sky! Just go!!

David  

2 Week Tour...Golden Voyage

17-Feb-2022

Excellent trip for a taste of Mongolia focusing on big wide open spaces in Gobi desert. Long drives on bumpy off-road tracks, but that was part of fun. Nomadic of Blue Skies & guide went extra mile to ensure trip went well including organising pre & post trip hotels & airport transfers. Accomodation in gers & nomadic overnight stay were great. People were friendly everywhere although the locals speak limited English. Food was very good. Sometimes foreigners are reluctant to use unknown local operators but Nomadic of Blue Sky matched anything international companies could offer...highly recommended for those curious travellers wanting to discover the authentic southern Mongolia. Great value for money too as virtually everything is included in prepaid price. Recommended !

Mykola B  

Golden voyage tour

17-Feb-2022

Excellent Unforgettable tour in amazing Mongolia with the wonderful tour operator. 2600 km, beautiful nature, responsive people. Special thanks to our guide Gandulam and driver Bagi.

Boldoo  

Eternal Blue Sky Tour!

17-Feb-2022

Mongolia is a hidden gem tucked away between Russia & China, this beautiful country of 3 million inhabitants has lots to offer! Our travel agent Nomadic of Blue Skies designed an itinerary for 8 of us family members, ages ranging from 17 – 85! Mr. Uuganbayr Batbold (Boldoo), Director of the agency was personally interacting with me to plan the itinerary. We set off from Ulaan Baatar in two vehicles & explored central Mongolia for the next 7 days. The arrangements were superb, the vehicles were in good condition & we had skilled drivers Kuko & Pujai to transport us safely over the off-road sections. We covered Terelj National Park, Khustai National Park to see the wild horses, at Elsen Tasarkhai we climbed the sand dunes, visited the Erdene Zuu Monastry, enjoyed the hot springs at Thenkher & had a stop over at picturesque Ugii Lake. The highlight of our trip was a visit to a typical nomad ger(tented dwelling). The couple welcomed us and served us some local delicacies. Our senior English speaking tour guide Mr. Tuvshoor was very professional and well informed about Mongolia. He was very attentive to our every request! The junior guide Ms Nara was very caring of my elderly parents. I would not hesitate to recommend Nomadic of Blue Sky as the preferred travel agent to organize a truly Mongolian Experience!

Group from India
Catherine  

Nomadic of Blue Sky

17-Feb-2022

The trip was amazing and a true adventure!

Kamal  

Mongolia tour

17-Feb-2022

I travelled to Mongolia in summer 2017 served by Nomadic of Blue Sky. I suggest you must see Mongolia. After this trip, I want come back to Mongolia and explore much. All service was very good. Thanks, team of Nomadic of Blue Sky..

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